Course Overview

Uses of the Erotic: Burlesque as Power is a movement-based workshop exploring movement that awakens one’s erotic, a sense of deep satisfaction. Beyond the exploration of movement, Audre Lorde’s essay “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power” serves as a guiding text for a brief class reading and reflection. This class will begin with a brief reading and journal exercise before transitioning into a warm-up and a choreographed combination.

Uses of the Erotic: Burlesque as Power welcomes all while centering black queer bodies. This space aims to be conducive to exploration, play, and expansive notions of self-love, joy, pleasure, and confidence. Emotions may come up during the workshops and folks are encouraged to process their feelings as needed as long as it does not impair the safety and experience of others.

Please bring a journal and wear comfortable clothes to move in.

Sliding Scale Payment Options: This class is offered on a sliding scale. Please select the price that best fits your budget.

About the Instructor


Chicago-based burlesque artist Jenn Freeman also known as Po'Chop uses elements of dance, storytelling, and striptease to create performances and inspire students and collaborators across the country. Po'Chop performs on Netflix’s Easy (Season 2), appears in music videos for songs by Jamila Woods and Mykele Deville, and is a muse for co-created experimental dance films such as Home | Here. Jenn Freeman was awarded as a 2017 3Arts Make A Wave Artist, selected as a 2019 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellow Candidate and most recently can be found collaborating with Rebuild Foundation as their 2020 dance resident

The live session for this course will occur on Saturday, July 25 at 12 PM PDT.

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